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Dogs! A Science Tail | Spring 2023

Sniff out the science behind our puppy love

February 5 – April 30, 2023 | Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3

The Science of Dogs Exhibition at Arizona Science Center

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Dogs! A Science Tail is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear and smell their surroundings, and explores why humans and dogs are best friends.

Let curiosity be your guide and discover life from a dog’s point of view in the Science Center’s newest exhibition. Experience the extraordinary way a dog sees, hears and smells the world.

What to expect

  • Explore the world from a dog's perspective through a variety of hands-on exhibits.
  • Learn how the ability to understand and communicate with each other lies at the heart of the unique relationship between humans and dogs, and what makes this one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time.
  • Test your pop culture knowledge during a game of "Jeopawdy!" based on the show Jeopardy!
  • All Guests are invited to share personal photos and stories of their dogs on a photo wall.
  • Share your photos on social media using the hashtags #DogsAScienceTail #AzScienceDogs

Dogs! A Science Tail exhibition was created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. PetSmart Charities is sponsoring the national tour. Dogs! A Science Tail is generously sponsored locally by PetSmart, SRP, Two Pups Wellness Fund, and U.S. Bank.

Plan Your Visit Today 


Member Admission: $6.95* | General Admission: $8.95* | Children under 3 are always FREE. 

*General admission ticket required. Additional tickets are required for the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, Dorrance Planetarium and featured exhibition.

Dog Events

Arizona Science Center will be hosting multiple local groups and organizations for live demonstrations, adoption events, mobile vet clinics and more! Look for Abby the Therapy Dog, Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic, Animal Defense League of Arizona, Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association, Banner Therapy Dogs, Desert Drug Dog, Fix.Adopt.Save., Gabriel’s Angels, HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, HALO Animal Rescue, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, PACC911 | Phoenix Animal Care Coalition, Pawsitive Friendships and Two Pups Wellness Fund.

Dogs Community Outreach


Upcoming Canine Community Days
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Get to know local organizations who are making a difference in pets’ lives! Throughout Dogs! A Science Tail’s time at Arizona Science Center, Guests will have the chance to discover how local groups impact our Arizona animal community.


Dogs Adoption Event


Adoption Events
April 29

Ready to adopt your fur-ever friend? Arizona Science Center is hosting multiple adoption days to help you bring home a hound! Guests will be able to adopt pups from Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Humane Society, HALO Animal Rescue, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Dogs Veterinary Mobile Show and Tell


Mobile Vet Clinic Days
March 10 & 11 | April 29 & 30

Aspiring veterinarians and pet-lovers alike are invited to join Arizona Science Center for Mobile Vet Clinic days with the Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic! Discover a day in the life of a vet and learn how to become one.


Dogs Demonstrations


See Team Members for Details

Prepare to be amazed by our dazzling Demo Dogs! Incredible canines and their paw-rents will be showing off what they do best—from performing animal therapy to inspiring confidence in at-risk children.


CREATE at Arizona Science Center® Workshop

Dog Bookends

Build a Bark-End

Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
Ages 8+
March 7 – April 1 (Tuesday – Saturday Only)
Tuesday – Saturday | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
$10 for Members | $12 for Non-Members

Assemble a bark-worthy bookend inspired by Dogs! A Science Tail! Choose one of three different laser-cut designs and add your unique design before building your canine.

Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Collect the Next Patch

Girl Scouts Patch Dogs! A Science Tail

Dogs! A Science Tail Girl Scout Patch

$19 per Girl Scout ($30 for non-Members)

Complete the Science Center Girl Scouts Scavenger Hunt during your visit and receive the Dogs! A Science Tail Girl Scout Patch!

In this scavenger hunt, Girl Scouts will explore life from a pup's point of view while learning about the science behind our furry friends.

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